Things to Do

More Things to Do This Weekend In and Around Denver

The scary season is upon us!
The scary season is upon us! 13th Floor
This weekend, you can enjoy some of the last days of summer while getting ready for the coming scary season — not to mention the ski season — at events both indoors and out.

Don't miss our list of free events here, and keep reading for some of the best ticketed things to do in and around Denver this weekend:

Off-Grid Expo 2021

Sunday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora
Adventure meets technology at the Off the Grid Expo, a three-day event that focuses on how to enjoy outdoor adventure while living a more sustainable lifestyle. There will be presentations, giveaways and plenty of informative displays, as well as food and drink options at the family-friendly, pet-friendly affair. Tickets range from $12 for one day ($15 at the door) to $20 for a three-day pass; get them in advance here.

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys 40th Annual Fall Show and Sale
Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Doubletree by Hilton DTC, 7801 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village

Every September, the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys hosts a big, week-long celebration of all things small filled with sales, workshops and special events for hard-core miniatures collectors and artisans. Admission is $8; find out more here.

13th Floor
Sunday, September 12, 7 to 11 p.m.
3400 East 52nd Avenue

13th Floor, created by Denver-based Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, is opening for the season with new attractions including Blitz Bowl, an outdoor activity that combines football, bowling and a dash of cornhole; and Class Axe Throwing and the Shriekeasy Bar (21+), with such add-on options as Mini Escape Rooms and Sensory Overload. And, of course, there will be the usual thrills and chills. Tickets start at $19.99, and the 13th Floor will be open through October; get more details here.


And ongoing:

I Do! I Do!
Through October 10
Arvada Center Main Stage, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard

The Arvada Center’s Main Stage welcomes back live audiences with I Do! I Do!, a comfortable classic dating to the ’60s. Looking back over the ups and downs of a couple’s fifty-year marriage, the two-person show pops with songs by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, first sung on Broadway by Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Yes, it’s that old, but you’re certain to leave with a smile on your face. Performances are Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday; get information and tickets, starting at $53, here.

Before You Go
Through September 19
Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Street, Golden, and online

John Ashton's play inspired by his own family debuted at Miners Alley last weekend, and while you can see it at the theater, you can now watch it on demand, too. Three siblings wind up back home for an unexpected family reunion. “There are parts where there are laughs and parts where we tug at heartstrings and parts where I think I’m saying something significant," says Ashton. "Also, opportunities to feel insecure and that you’re not dealing well." On-demand tickets are $15 here; get the in-person performance schedule and buy tickets here.

Sojourners Project: Busing
Through September 26
Rear Parking Lot, Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 South Dayton Street, Aurora

Lisa Young of IDEA Stages and Patrick Mueller of Control Group Productions, masterminds from two different performing-arts worlds (Black theater and immersive dance theater) got together to collaborate on the Sojourners Project: Busing, an intergenerational, immersive retelling of a divisive piece of history in the Denver Public Schools: The story of Rachel Noel’s fight for busing to end school segregation in Denver — and its aftermath. It’s told outdoors in a parking lot with a real school bus used as an important element. Buy tickets, $10 to $40, here.

We'll be updating this list through the weekend; send information to editorial@westword.com.
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